News tagged with crystalline solids

New experiment opens window on glasses

( —For the first time, scientists have mapped the structure of a metallic glass on the atomic scale, bringing them closer to understanding where the liquid ends and the solid begins in glassy materials.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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The surprising ooze factor of glass

( —Reach for a tall glass of iced tea. Don't drink. Look at the glass instead. The glass is an amorphous solid, consisting of molecules jumbled in disarray. It's the complete opposite of the ice in your drink. ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Manipulating the texture of magnetism

Knowing how to control the combined magnetic properties of interacting electrons will provide the basis to develop an important tool for advancing spintronics: a technology that aims to harness these properties for computation ...

dateFeb 03, 2012 in General Physics
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